Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Martin Technologies officials announced the engineering and manufacturing company will establish new operations in Lawrenceburg.
Martin Technologies plans to invest more than $6 million and create approximately 240 jobs in Lawrence County.
“I’d like to thank Martin Technologies for its commitment to invest in Lawrence County,” Haslam said. “The creation of approximately 240 new jobs in high-skilled engineering, management and technician positions will be a tremendous boost for household incomes in Lawrence County. Martin Technologies’ decision to establish operations in Lawrenceburg brings us one step closer to making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs.”
“From a jobs standpoint, Martin Technologies’ plan to locate a facility in Lawrenceburg represents the largest project TNECD has supported in Lawrence County since 2011,” Rolfe said. “TNECD has made job growth in rural Tennessee a priority, and it’s encouraging news that Martin Technologies will move forward and create hundreds of new job opportunities for the residents of Lawrence County.”
Headquartered in New Hudson, Michigan, Martin Technologies is a full-service engineering and manufacturing company, providing global mobility solutions to the automotive, marine and aerospace and defense industries.
“This move represents an exciting growth segment for Martin Technologies,” Harold Martin, CEO and founder of Martin Technologies, said. “We have steadily grown our team for more than 21 years. We are founded on a motorsports culture of fast reaction, precision, efficiency and innovation. We are blessed by the welcome and accommodation of Lawrence County. This location is key to our engineering expansion as we are rapidly expanding our global footprint. We have plans to hire approximately 240 people to accommodate our growing customer base in the local market, bringing additional economic growth to Lawrence County.”
Martin Technologies’ decision to establish a new facility in Lawrenceburg is driven by increased demand among automotive OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers for its engineering, testing and manufacturing services. Martin Technologies will initially occupy 60,000-square-feet at 100 Hicks Drive in Lawrenceburg. Martin Technologies plans to have the new facility operational in January 2018. The Lawrenceburg operations will initially support engineering and testing services for automotive OEMs before providing additional manufacturing services for OEMs and suppliers.
Local officials and the Tennessee Valley Authority praised Martin Technologies for its decision to invest in Lawrence County.
“Martin Technologies’ investment in Lawrence County further validates our proven automotive workforce. We welcome them to the Lawrence County family,” Ethan Hadley, president & CEO of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, said.
“TVA and Lawrenceburg Utility Systems are proud to congratulate Martin Technologies on its decision to locate in Lawrence County,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “Helping to foster job creation and investment in the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service and we are proud to partner with Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, City of Lawrenceburg, and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission.”
Lawrenceburg and Lawrence County are represented by Sen. Joey Hensley (R – Hohenwald) and Rep. Barry Doss (R – Leoma) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
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